Project Change at College of San Mateo - Overview
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Project Change


Contact Us

Project Change Office
College Center Building 10, Room 453
(650) 574-6173

Katie Bliss
Project Director, Project Change

Tracy Mittelstadt
Rentention Specialist


Upcoming Events

  • DetroitPart of CSM's Black History Month Movie SeriesFri Feb 23, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmCSM North Hall Building 18, Room 110, Puente/Umoja Village
  • Poetic Activist Porsche Kelly - Spoken Word EventPart of CSM's Black History Month Event SeriesMon Feb 26, 2018 12:30 pm - 2:00 pmCSM College Center Building 10, Bayview Dining Room
  • Black History Month Silent DiscoFinale for CSM's Black History Month Event SeriesWed Feb 28, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pmCSM College Center Building 10, Bayview Dining Alcove

Project Change is the first community college supported program in California to provide wrap-around student support services, direct access to postsecondary education for incarcerated youth, and in-person college instruction inside juvenile youth facilities.

Upcoming Conference


Creating Pathways from Youth Incarceration to Higher Education
A statewide conference to increase post-secondary education opportunities in California for young people impacted by the juvenile justice system.



The project connects students to resources and programs at CSM, such as a college readiness summer bridge program, social and academic support services, nationally recognized cohort learning communities (Puente, Umoja, and Mana), and career and technical education programs. Students are provided a clear pathway to resources on campus to enhance success.

A supportive network of volunteer faculty and staff mentors, as well as a project director, assist students with navigating their first year in college.

This program unites CSM and San Mateo County community organizations together in a joint effort to help underrepresented populations of students make the transition to community college.